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China experiences worst floods since 1998

Updated 2:36 AM ET, Sun July 24, 2016
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Cars are submerged by floodwater in Beijing on July 20. This year's flood season has been the worst since 1998, according to state media, with 26 provinces affected. The 1998 floods led to the deaths of almost 4,000 people. STR/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
This photo taken on July 21 shows Chinese soldiers carrying sandbags to reinforce a damaged road hit by heavy rainstorms in Fangshan District in Beijing. STR/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
This photo taken on July 21, 2016 shows workers repairing a damaged road hit by heavy rainstorms in Fangshan District in Beijing. STR/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
A bus struggles through flood waters on July 6, 2016. Floods and heavy rain paralyzed traffic in Wuhan, a megacity of 10 million on the Yangtze river. Wang He/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Residents stand behind sandbags on a flooded street in Wuhan, Hubei province, July 6. More than 10 million people in the province have been affected -- a sixth of the population. Wang He/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Chinese soldiers carry sandbags to reinforce a lake dyke in Wuhan on July 5. STR/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The city of Liuzhou, Guangxi province is surrounded by the swollen Liujiang River July 5. STR/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
A pig swims in flood waters after Jushui river broke the dyke and flooded Dongchun near Wuhan July 3. The floods have destroyed crops and livestock. Wang He/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
An aerial view of a rain-filled stadium in Ezhou, Hubei, July 2 that resembles a massive bathtub. China has seen 23% more rain than average this year. VCG/Visual China Group/VCG via Getty Images
Residents try to remove a car from a flooded parking garage in Wuhan, July 2.
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People cross a flooded bridge in Wuhan on July 2. STR/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
A man rides a scooter across a flooded bridge in Wuhan, July 2.
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People carrying umbrellas cross a flooded street in Wuhan, July 2. STR/AFP/AFP/Getty Images